Today’s announcement by the administration that it will terminate Deferred Enforced Departure, or DED, for Liberia sends thousands of people back to a country that is still recovering from civil war and the 2014 Ebola crisis.
Call for a minimum 18-month extension for 4,000 Liberian DED holders as country rebuilds after civil war and Ebola outbreak
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - A draft new rule from the federal government likely would scare immigrants into withdrawing their children, including U.S. citizens, from needed benefits to which they are entitled, such as health care, food stamps and other nutrition, housing and education assistance.
A prayer service for Dreamers will be held outside the Capitol at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. The event aims to unite Catholics in a nonpartisan, prayerful setting to emphasize the urgency of passing bipartisan legislation for Dreamers.
Today’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security of an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria, while extending protection for some, leaves more recently arrived Syrians at risk. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced her decision not to re-designate TPS for Syria, but to simply extend the program for 18 months.
Days before Syrian immigrants with Temporary Protected Status could be placed at risk of being deported back to an active war zone, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. released a report detailing why TPS should be extended and redesignated for Syria.
As the Catholic world marks National Migration Week, it is especially appalling that President Trump has so graphically enunciated the contempt he feels for people in struggling nations, said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
The Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador in September 2019 will mean wrenching decisions and heartache for 200,000 families that have made the United States their home while their native land continues to struggle.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Church World Service delivered a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, urging the agency to extend Temporary Protected Status for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran TPS holders for at least another 18 months.
CLINIC has joined other Catholic agencies that work with immigrants in a letter calling for the extension of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador to be continued. The Department of Homeland Security is due to decide by Jan. 8, 2018, whether to extend TPS for El Salvador.